Imagine being asked to appear on the Today Show in order to talk about your work with, and to spread awareness of, the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation, which works to “build a more beautiful, equitable and economically vibrant Bronx.” Sounds like a good opportunity, yeah? Pretty exciting to get recognized for the positive work you’re doing for your community while raising awareness of the work that still needs to be done! Then imagine getting all dolled up, placed on your mark outside of the studio, right next to the cheering crowd, being approached by Al Roker, starting to talk about the work that you do, and then being interrupted by YOUR STUPID BOYFRIEND WHO GOES ON AND ON ABOUT HIS OWN DAMN SELF BEFORE GETTING DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND PROPOSING TO YOU IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD, BECAUSE YOU WERE NEVER ASKED ON THE TODAY SHOW TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANT WORK THAT YOU DO, NO, OH, YOU SILLY WOMAN, OF COURSE NOT! INSTEAD YOU WERE ASKED ON THE TODAY SHOW SO YOUR BOYFRIEND COULD ASK YOU TO MAKE A MAJOR LIFE DECISION ON LIVE TV AND IN FRONT OF AL ROKER AND A CROWD OF HUDDLED TODAY SHOW FANS. AHHHHHHH!!!

SAY NOOOO!!!! God, I have never once wished that I could be in the crowd outside of the Today Show, and I never thought I would, until this morning. “SAY NOOOOOOOOO!” I would have shouted. “HOOW DAAAREEE YOOOUUU!!!!” We can all only hope that she took him aside, privately and quietly, after the cameras were off, and told him to go right to hell with his stupid engagement ring. Man oh man. “Aww, she really thought that she was here to talk about her organization,” I bet he thought. “The privilege of marrying a man is much greater, congratulations.” Hahah. UGGGH! UGH. THIS GUY! (Via Slate.)

Comments (43)
  1. If I ever get interviewed by Al Roker I’m asking him about his White House shart.

  2. She got her revenge by not letting him actually ask the question and answering yes to the implied question

  3. I think somebody might have pulled a Hugh Jackman in front of Al Roker.

  4. Her eye shadow matches his shirt.

    That diamond was grotesquely too big and probably mined by orphaned, abused children in the Congo.

    I hate literally everything about this.

    • Those children probably mined that diamond hoping it would be used to cure cancer. I hope none of them lived to see this proposal.

  5. Hey guys guys. Isn’t it wicked adorable how she is determined to talk about the career she works hard at and is proud of? So cute! Anyways. Now she gets to marry me. My dream is complete!

    Wait. Is she still talking about her dreams? So adorable! She gets to marry me. Dream over, am I right?

    • DEAR LORD IN HEAVEN WHAT IS GOING ON?! Is this violent-seeming but friendly lion-tag?

    • While males are ostensibly the head of any pride, the females beat the males up on a pretty regular basis. Why they wouldn’t keep a new alpha from killing off their cubs, though, escapes me.

    • In the very last frames of this gif you can see, quite clearly, that the lion’s tiny balls are clenched up tighter than he would ever like his attackers to realize. This is a man ready for a war he has no intention of winning.

  6. As terrible as this is (and it IS), this was probably the second or third least terrible thing that happened on the Today Show this week. Flanny knows what I’m talking about.

    • UGG, when Al went to Arizona? UG.

      • Painful. Just painful. Like all of the Today Show. Why are we still watching it??

        • I just took a walk around my floor and tried to think of one thing I actually enjoyed about The Today Show. And I got nothin. In fact, there’s usually at least one segment every morning where I think, “I have to leave the room before this segment comes on so I don’t get angry at the tv.” What’s wrong with me?

          • Did you guys see the ladies going completely apeshit for that random “hot” football player*? Why is Tamron Hall trying SO hard to be cool. All of you just stop it!!!

            Next week their Halloween costumes will be revealed!

            I’m welcoming myself to your club because I also watch the Today show every morning.

            *That guys is nice looking and all, but he pretty much just looks like a regular guy. I really don’t understand why that photo is all the rage on the interwebs.

          • Really?! Dude has a perfectly composed half-smile, staring at the camera, while being tackled, after having his helmet ripped off. It is impressive and magical.

  7. Why hasn’t Flanny chimed in? She saw this live!

  8. The gifs in this thread are making up for the content of the video by a lot.

  9. Thank God this guy was on hand to pass on Kelly’s message:

  10. This gif off is fun! Here’s one just for LBT:

  11. Eesh. Watching this guy was like watching Paul Ryan campaign for Vice Spouse. And she was like “I may or may not enjoy my life of listening to him give speeches while not touching me; who knows what is right? Yes.”

  12. I’ll bite.

  13. I cannot believe no one has posted this one yet.


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